5 Stocks Dragging In The Services Sector

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 34 points (-0.2%) at 15,991 as of Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,256 issues advancing vs. 1,637 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Lumber Liquidators Holdings ( LL), down 8.6%, Gap ( GPS), down 2.1%, Cencosud ( CNCO), down 2.0%, Sysco Corporation ( SYY), down 1.6% and McKesson ( MCK), down 1.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), up 5.0%, Advance Auto Parts ( AAP), up 5.0%, Trinity Industries ( TRN), up 4.4%, Copa Holdings ( CPA), up 4.1% and AutoZone ( AZO), up 3.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

5. Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Chipotle Mexican Grill is down $4.85 (-0.9%) to $522.47 on light volume. Thus far, 74,853 shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 394,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $521.54-$525.92 after having opened the day at $525.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $527.32.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. develops and operates fast casual and fresh Mexican food restaurants. Its restaurants primarily offer burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads. As of October 15, 2013, the company operated approximately 1,500 restaurants. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Chipotle Mexican Grill has a market cap of $16.3 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 53.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 76.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Chipotle Mexican Grill a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chipotle Mexican Grill as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Chipotle Mexican Grill Ratings Report now.

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